Saturday, November 22, 2008

The website it up!

After days of work the new website,, is online. I had no idea what I was doing, but with some final assistance from the technical service department of my server I did it. I still have some photos to post, and I'm sure I'll make some changes, but it's a start. Unfortunately we had some problems with out old site and so we had to start from scratch. It's not quite as sophisticated as the old site, but it should do the job.

Our newest project is to document the geology and paleontology of Corral Bluffs. It's been a lot of fun so far. It's a completely different type of site than any other in Colorado Springs. I've found several pieces of turtle and crocodile so far. I'm hoping for a mammal jaw or two, as mammals are the important fossil of this formation. My field work in Hell Creek Montana is coming in handy, otherwise I wouldn't have had the slightest idea of what to look for.

Tomorrow was supposed to be a day in the field, but the ground is covered with snow, so we'll have to put that off for a bit. We've been lucky and haven't run into any rattlesnakes so far, and hopefully they're all sleeping for the season now.

I'll post more later about Red Rock Canyon and other continuing paleontological adventures. Thanks for checking in!
This is my first try at creating my own blog. This is a test.